Author:
Lynn Aprill
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Career and Technical Education, Speaking and Listening, Fine Arts, Art and Design, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Performing and Visual Arts, Theatre
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Level:
Middle School, High School
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  • A/V Careers
  • ACP
  • Academic and Career Planning
  • Art Careers
  • Art and Design
  • Career Readiness
  • Communications Careers
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    English
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    Arts, A/V & Communications Career Resources

    Arts, A/V &  Communications Career Resources

    Overview

    Check out these links to various Arts, A/V and Communications resources that teachers can use as part of their classroom curriculum today. Disciplinary Literacy resources are included because reading, writing, speaking, and listening in this content area are critical skills for students to master if they are pursuing careers in this content area.

    Resources

    LinkResource Description
    Exploring Careers in ArtExplore 242 art-related careers
    Exploring Careers in Arts, A/V, and CommunicationsIncludes Quick Facts on 39 careers linked to Arts, AV Technology, and Communications
    Arts, A/V and Communications website from Wisconsin DWDCareers in the Arts, audio/video technology, and communications cluster involve creative tasks, such as performing or writing. Find out about arts and communications careers with entry points from a high school diploma to a Bachelor's Degree and beyond.
    Careers in MusicSince 2010, we’ve been interviewing experts in the music business to uncover the details of their careers. The juicy bits. We do this to help give you a deep understanding of what each music career is, how much money you can make, how to get started, and more. Sites such as Wikipedia, Entrepreneur, Medium, wikiHow, and many others reference us in their own articles. Our insights are that good.
    50 Great Jobs for MusiciansWhen you say the phrase “career in music,” many people automatically think of recording and touring artists. But what are some other career options for artists who have a degree in music and/or extensive musical training? This article includes a list of careers one might pursue while he or she is developing a profile as a performing musician. For many of these jobs, an applicant who has musical training will stand out from candidates who lack those skills.
    Disciplinary Literacy iin Art & DesignYou will find resources to better engage students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of the visual arts.  Art is a visual representation of ideas.  Our understanding of the elements that make up a piece of artwork offers the learner a deeper understanding of the components of the work, as well as an idea of the message the artist may have been communicating to the viewer.  Art allows people across countries, cultures, and time to engage within the expressive principles of art and design.  Through artistic ideas, learners can both read, write, listen, think critically, and communicate ideas.  
    Google Arts &  CultureIf you're a teacher in the arts, you need to have this website bookmarked. There is such a wealth of resources on ths site that you could create a whole curriculum just from this website.
    Disciplinary Literacy in the ArtsThis is a link to a Prezi presentation "Unraveling Disciplinary Literacy--Tools for Enhancing the Arts" which gives some good background on disciplinary literacy for the arts and includes a video on using visual literacy across the curriculum.
    Literacy in the Art ClassroomAnother Prezi exploring literacy in art, including a video showiing how a collaboration between an artist and a school district helped refugee students use art and literacy to process their trauma. Includes ideas for specific lessons and projects to combine art and literacy.
    Disciplinary Literacy in DanceYou will find resources to better engage students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of dance.  Choreography notes and the movement elements of dance offer a unique system of communication.  This system allows people across countries, cultures, and time to engage within the expressive qualities of dance.  Through this system learners can both read, write, listen, speak, think critically, and perform.  The choreography and vocabulary associated with dance offers a unique method of communication and a type of informational text for learners to engage in. 
    Disciplinary Literacy in TheatreYou will find resources to better engage students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of theatre. Stage direction, scripts, lighting cues, choreography notes, and the elements of theatre offer a unique system of communication. This system allows people across countries, cultures, and time to engage within the expressive qualities of theatre.  Through this system of stage notes, scripts, and various cues, learners can both read, write, listen, speak, think critically, and perform within their role in the theatre. The elements associated with theatre offer a unique method of communication and a type of informational text for learners to engage in.
    Disciplinary Literacy in MusicYou will find resources to better engage students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of music. Like the words in a novel or poem, music notation is a symbolic system of communication.  This system allows people across countries, cultures, and time to engage within the expressive qualities of music. Through this system of musical notation, learners can both read, write, listen, think critically, and communicate ideas.  Music literacy is a method of communication.  
    The National JukeboxThe Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center and other contributing libraries and archives. Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which has granted the Library of Congress a gratis license to stream acoustical recordings.
    A Standards Crosswalk Between Common Core and MusicThis crosswalk documents the alignment between selected learning goals from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA), and Mathematics. It presents us with a new and dynamic opportunity to demonstrate alignment between the learning described in the standards, and the concepts commonly taught in the music classroom. This is not an exhaustive document, but rather a beginning. The reader is encouraged to continue to build the crosswalk with additional connections from classroom experiences. Even if your district uses other core standards, the same concept of the crosswalk applies to embed music in the learning in core content areas. 
    Pop Culture Music Clears Career Cluster ConfusionThis lesson plan is designed to help bridge the learning gap between classroom content and career clusters by using pop music (specifically 2015's "Watch  Me" by Silento'), making this and other career-related concepts more fun, understandable, and acceptable to students. The related careers explored include choreographer, musician, dancer, costume designer, set designer, entertainment lawyer, make-up artist, videographer, etc.